Branching out!

Had an idea and lust for change…check!  Realize I have support from all angles in my life…super triple check!  Started a blog…check!  Made it my own domain…check!  Started a Twitter page…check!  Figured out how to use Twitter…halfway check!  Got featured on the WordPress.com homepage…check!  Blessed enough to be featured on Foodpress.com…check (these last two really…

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New Vegetarian Love…

I recently posted that I was going to attempt to have at least two vegetarian meals a day.  I also said that if I didn’t succeed with the challenge, I wasn’t going to lose motivation to try it.  So far…it’s working out pretty well most days.  I start out with either oatmeal, cereal, or scrambled…

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Being adventurous: Tomatillos

There comes a time in everyone’s foodie history where they feel as though they need to branch out, encourage their tastebuds to mature, and please their palate with different delicacies from around the world.  I’m trying, I really am.  I was having the discussion with the hub tonight that we really don’t know what authentic…

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This Pimento Cheese recipe is for you, Beaux!

Most recently, a fellow blogger of mine, Beaux with Holy Poached Egg, has been discussing the pros and cons (mostly cons in his opinion) of a good ol’ Southern staple…the Pimento Cheese.  I have always loved Pimento Cheese, as Beaux doesn’t seem to prefer it very much.  But, that’s ok.  We all have our different…

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A delicious, simple, homemade “pop-tart”…

If you saw the Nutella Fortune Cookie recipe, you may remember I mentioned something about making my own strawberry pop-tarts by altering the dough to non-chocolate.  I finally tried it! Four ingredients make up the dough.  I altered it to where I believed it would make it lower calories, but it seems, after the actual…

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Things to lick off your fingers…

**Let’s face it folks, this post could go many different ways.  I only ask that you stay focused on food for this post.  **smiles** With all of these sanitizers, wipes, soaps, etc. out there, one can’t help but resist the urge to lick their own fingers.  You know as well as I know that if…

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Be like the Croissant!!!

Yes, yes.  I said be like a croissant.  I’m serious.  In thinking about many of our everyday foods, we can relate to most of them.  Today was a day I needed to be like a croissant. Think about it.  A croissant from it’s dough to it’s final product has many characteristics one should aim to…

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***Nutella Party: Non-Nutella Dishes

A little break is always needed with all of the richness that comes along with Nutella dishes.  With all of the abundance of Nutella dishes, I had to have something meaty, something light, something crispy, and something cheesy (of course!).  The items that were non-Nutella were a 7-Layer Salad courtesy of a very loving Maw-Maw,…

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**Nutella Party Recipe: Nutella Fortune Cookies

I can’t begin to tell you how intriguing these little guys were.  From the beginning of reading the recipe from Jessica at MyBakingHeart.com, she informs us that these are not going to be the normal fortune cookie, but rather more of a cake texture.  By the way, check her site out.  Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous site! …

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**Nutella Party Recipe: Creamy Nutella Cheesecake

One word to describe this recipe…Wow!  This recipe turned out exactly as it says in the title…CREAMY!  The exact title…Creamy Nutella Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Hazelnuts.  Unfortunately, I had to leave the toasted hazelnuts off because I was unable to locate them.  Instead, I opted for local-grown Southern Pecans for an added layer of…

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**Nutella Party Recipe: Banana Nutella Brownies

The very first item I made for our Nutella Party was one courtesy of a co-host of World Nutella Day.  Michelle with BleedingEspresso.com had this wonderful recipe posted for World Nutella Day 2010.  You can find her full write-up and recipe, with her beautiful pictures by clicking here.  A personal thank you to Michelle with BleedingEspresso.com…

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**Nutella Party Sneak Peak…**

10 hours of baking yesterday, 6 hours of prep this morning, 2 hours of guests and partying, one VERY successful World Nutella Day Party! I believe 85% of the guests had not tried Nutella before.  So, of course I was thrilled to be their first experience.  Every single one of them loved it!  You can…

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